Friday, August 31, 2012

Our Cup Runneth Over, Fruity Beverage Division--Fall Kids' Events from Libba Bray and John Flanagan and Nick Bruel and James Dashner and John and Carole E. Barrowman and Orson Scott Card and...

So last year we made a great poster of kids’ events that we placed at various libraries in the metro area. We were even able to promote Kate DiCamillo’s event in the library the following April on the fall schedule.

This fall we can’t fit all the events in the poster. So we’re making two posters, one featuring events starting with Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty appearance at Greenfield Public Library on September 19 (details below) and another poster with our events starting later. And yes, not everything is booked yet, so there will be updates. I’m only including the confirmed events. Take a deep breath.

Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 pm, at Greenfield Public Library
5310 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield WI 53220:
Nick Bruel, author of Bad Kitty for President and Bad Kitty Christmas. And yes, Bad Kitty is also attending!
Recommended age 4-10.

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 pm, at Bay View Library,
2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207:
Tonya Hurley, author of The Blessed and Ghostgirl
Recommended age 12 and up.

Thursday, September 27, 6:30 pm at Cudahy Family Library,
3500 E. Library Dr., south of Layton Ave., Cudahy WI 53110:
James Dashner, author of The Infinity Ring: Infinity Ring Book 1: A Mutiny in Time and The Maze Runner, and The Kill Order.
Recommended age 8-13 but Dashner's other novels are probably for ages 12 and up.

Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 pm, at North Shore Library,
6800 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale WI 53217:
Patricia MacLachlan, author of The Boxcar Children Beginnings: The Aldens of Fair Meadows Farm and Sarah Plain and Tall.
Recommended ages 7-12

Thursday, October 4, 6:30 pm, at Milwaukee Public Library’s Centennial Hall, 733 N Eighth St., Milwaukee, WI 53233:
Libba Bray, author of The Diviners, A Great and Terrible Beauty, and Beauty Queens. Come in costume! The top three get Boswell gift cards (and the winner's gift card is for $50, which is not small change).

Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm, at St. Francis Library,
4230 S. Nicholson Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235:
Marla Frazee, author and illustrator of Boot and Shoe, and illustrator of Clementine (written by Sara Pennypacker) and All the World (written by Liz Garton Scanlon.)
Recommended for ages 4-8.

Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 pm, at Shorewood Public Library,
3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood WI 53211:
Andy Rash, illustrator of The Creature from the Seventh Grade: Boy or Beast? and writer and illustrator of Are You a Horse?
To be clear, Bob Balaban is not attending this event.
The new book is targeted to ages 9-14 but Rash's picture books are more 4-8.

Friday, October 26, 4 pm, at Boswell Book Company,
2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211:
Derek Anderson, illustrator of Waking Dragons (written by Jane Yolen), Little Quack (written by Lauren Thompson), and Hot Rod Hamster (written by Cynthia Lord).
Recommended for ages 4-8.

Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 pm, at West Allis Public Library,
7421 W. National Ave., West Allis, WI 53214:
Michelle Hodkin, author of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Evolution of Mara Dyer.
Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Wednesday, October 31, 7 pm, at Boswell Book Company,
2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211:
Orson Scott Card, author of Ruins: Pathfinder Trilogy, Volume 2 and Ender’s Game.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Friday, November 2, 7 pm, at Alerno College’s Wehr Hall,
3401 S. 39th St., Milwaukee, WI 53215:
John and Carole E. Barrowman, authors of the UK bestseller Hollow Earth.
Recommended for ages 8-13.

Thursday, November 8, 6:30 pm, at Shorewood Public Library,
3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood, WI 53211:
John Flanagan, author of Brotherband Chronicles Book 3: The Hunter and The Ranger’s Apprentice series, volume one of which is The Ruins of Gorian.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Such a great collection of authors, and surely you can say there is someone for just about anyone here. In addition, Jasper Fforde has a new kids’ book coming out, The Last Dragonslayer. He’s at Boswell on Wednesday, October 10, for his new adult book, The Woman Who Died a Lot. And several other authors, like Terry Brooks, who is coming on Tuesday, September 11 for Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara, have a strong kids’ crossover as well.

In other words, don’t triage the rest of the schedule if you’re looking for cool things to do with someone who can't vote yet. And if they are interested in voting, I should remind you that Bad Kitty is making a campaign stop on September 19.

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